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Remodeled 1960s A-frame in Mount Washington asks $1.1M

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The quirky home has towering ceilings and retractable walls

The living room has vaulted ceilings and walls of glass.
Photos by Sherri Johnson, courtesy Manvel Tabakian, Nadia De Winter/Sotheby’s

This unconventional A-frame-style home in Mount Washington was built in 1964 and designed by eccentric modernist James Allen Walter, who drew up plans for just over 30 homes in the LA area during his multi-decade career.

The house last sold in 2014 (for $681,000) and some of its more whimsical features—namely a wallless, outdoor-facing bathroom—have been remodeled since then, but the basic structure remains intact.

Most unique are the drawbridge-style walls in the kitchen that can be raised and lowered, providing access to a lush garden enclosed by thick foliage. On the upper levels, the dramatically pitched ceilings make for an open feel complemented by floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors that lead out to a large balcony.

The 2,000-square-foot home has two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The upper level bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and additional loft space. A renovated kitchen is equipped with new appliances and counters.

The home sits on a 5,748-square-foot lot with views around the neighborhood. A garage has been converted into an office and additional bedroom.

Asking price is $1.099 million.

The upper-level bedroom includes a bit of additional loft space.
Drawbridge-like walls in the kitchen provide outdoor access.
The 5,748-square-foot property features lush outside spaces.
The home looks out across the neighborhood.